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Quite often I see something on other people and really like it and try to replicate a look. Jessie J on The Voice a couple of weeks ago had lovely long finger nails painted a bright green shade and I thought it looked really modern and fabulous so off I went to town to try get me the same green shade.
Because of it being a fashion colour most of the brands such as Max Factor and Boots No7 and the likes have not yet caught on to the colour so I found myself looking at much cheaper brands like Miss Sporty but still I had no luck at all till I had a brain wave to look on my trusted Amazon.co.uk where I can usually find whatever I fancy and I came across this brand in the colour I wanted and it only cost me £1.30 for my bottle including p+p! Chuffed I was but I didn't hold out much hope for it being very good I must admit!
The Nail Paint:
Well the nail paint/polish comes in a see through bottle and it has a screw on/off silver lid to the top of it which houses the brush. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is indeed La Femme Beauty and there is a picture of a rose then on the back of it the ingredients are given, we are told that it is 15ml in size and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Cheap looking labeling this has to it and the more you hold it and use it the more the information comes off the bottle however for me its always the product that counts....
To use this I use it as I would any other nail polish in my collection of course. I use a base coat first and then I use two coats of this allowing a few minutes between each coat to allow it to dry. The brush is long and quite thick that you use it to apply it with though the nail polish is rather wet and runny and it does smell very pungent like most nail polishes do.
Because the polish is so runny the first coat goes on very light and patchy, the second coat really does add thickness and richness to the colour and as this is a neon colour it is bright and with a good shine to it too.
This is a cheap nail polish in every way however its ok as a fashion polish to be fair to it. I have applied this a few times now and with every time I use it I get a bit of a better application, its just took me time to get used to being really careful and not saturating my nails. I get a good enough finish and on my toes (which is the only place I use nail polish due to biting my fingernails!) I get a couple of days of decent wear from it before it starts to chip....like I say this is a cheap option. It doesn't stain my nails though but do be aware that as I have already stated I do use a base coat and all in all I really do like it despite its flaws because the colour really is what I was looking for!
Google if interested and Amazon do carry alot of colours from La Femme in both neon and pastel shades and the likes.
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
A quick glance at these eye catching polishes on a display and it would seem that Summer is here regardless of the weather. But do they fare well once applied?
The first one I tried was a tame blue, which was bright but the varnish was really rather thin and it took a lot of coats and a silly amount of time to get the colour that the bottle displays. However the finished colour did look great.
The next product was a stunning hot pink, which had the same application problem but got a lot of compliments. For such a cheap price, it is convenient as this is something that really has to compliment an outfit due to the brightness.
I found the green polish strangely thicker than the other two, and the colour was far more to par with the bottle compared to the other two polishes. With a few more coats done, it dried very quickly which makes it a great product if a quick fix is needed, before you go out. While the colour isn't for everyone, it certainly stands out and is a bit of a statement colour on the hands.
From my experience with these three colours, it is clear that these polishes are vibrant and full of life, and if only they could improve the quality of the polish itself, it would be the perfect 'clubbing polish'. Until then, it must get a mediocre score but personally I would still buy some of the other great colours.
I was on the lookout for some bright nail polish, as my uni were having a "UV rave" event whereby the idea was to be as colourful as possible! I didn't really want to spend a great deal on bright nail polishes, as the chances of me using these shades reguarly are fairly slim, so it would be a waste of money. I came across the brand "La Femme Beauty" in my town centre, available in the cheaper make-up shops and local markets.
La Femme nail polishes are about £1 a bottle (15ml), but I think you can find them cheaper on the market stalls as opposed to in shops. For that price, they are a real bargain, especially if you just want it for a one time use like I did. Unfortunately, this is where the positives end on this product!
I bought shades 128 Ultra Yellow and 129/Ultra Green and applied each of these on alternate nails (we was all going for the crazy colourful look for this UV event!). When applying this nail polish it was at first a bit strange as the colour was coming out as if I had just coloured my nails in with a Stabilo Highlighter... strange! Infact it took at least 3 coats of this to actually get it to look like solid nail polish will the colour that was in the bottle.
As much as I would like to comment on how long the colour lasted before chipping, I had to take this off the next morning as of course I had painted it rather daftly on that was fine for the UV event, not so fine for doing my grocery shopping the next morning...
Overtime the contents of the bottle have gone rather gloopy, infact the yellow bottle looks like a runny egg! It really doesn't look particularly appealing so I don't think I will be using it again. It's as if La Femme have totally got the consistency wrong, as it's a big gloopy mess and doesn't even apply correctly!
For a night out or when you need to be really colourful, I will admit these are quite a steal at roughly £1 a bottle, however don't expect quality results for that price. Even the bottle is a bit of a let down! It has a silver lid that is so poorly painted that it scratches off really easily, which just ends up looking tatty. The font colour on the bottle is silver, and against the colour of the polish you can't read it very well, which is useless in case you need to check for an ingredient you may be allergic too.
So overall, if you are looking for a decent bright nail polish, I really wouldn't reccomend buying this range. However for one time use then fair enough you would perhaps not mind so much about the downside of this product and save on buying a more expensive brand such as Rimmel or Max Factor. Personally this product range isn't for me and I won't be buying it again!